Acts of Resistance, Words of Resistance exhibition
Curated by The Wiener Library in Russell Square, this exhibition at the Swiss Cottage Library explores aspects of resistance against Nazism and various manifestations of this resistance, from instances of organised rebellion, to examples of anti-Nazi jokes.
1930s Lyons Tea packet also containing a pamphlet featuring anti-war and anti-fascist propaganda, Wiener Library Collections
The exhibition draws upon the Wiener Library’s rich archival collections to feature a number of anti-Nazi communist pamphlets camouflaged to protect their readers; a notebook containing anti-Nazi jokes recorded by a school girl in Nazi Germany, and accounts of acts of rebellion from in the Library’s collections of eyewitness accounts of The Holocaust.
The Wiener Library in Russell Square is the world’s oldest collection of material on the Nazi era and the Holocaust and it was founded by Alfred Wiener, a German Jew who came to Britain as a refugee. Part of this exhibition was originally shown in The Wiener Library reading room, co-curated with Youth Champions from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018.
Quiet Down There will be running two school workshops alongside this exhibition, one on Wednesday 12th July 10am-12pm at the exhibit of this work at the Wiener Library (on display until 14th Sept), and one on Wednesday 26th September 10am-12pm at this exhibition at Swiss Cottage Library.